Waukegan Backpack Giveaway

We gave away the last set of 500 backpacks filled with supplies for the upcoming school year on Sunday, August 11th at Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan, Illinois.

Thank you to the school staff for hosting our Waukegan Backpack Giveaway and to the many other community partners who contributed to making the day fun and enjoyable to all who attended. Best wishes for a successful school year to all of the students, teachers, parents, and guardians!

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Elgin Backpack Giveaway

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back - Elgin Backpack Giveaway Group Photo

On Sunday, August 11th we spent part of the day giving away 500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies at The Centre of Elgin. Our team is grateful for our community partners who assisted in volunteering their time and resources to help put this back to school event together.

It was a gift for us to see the many happy kids in attendance filled with good spirits as they picked their own backpack and then went to enjoy the rest of the planned festivities at our 2019 Elgin Backpack Giveaway.

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Backpack and School Supply Giveaway in Elgin

Merrillville Backpack Giveaway

Back to School Event in Merrillville - 2019 Backpack GiveawayOver 500 backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out at our Merrillville Back to School – Backpack Giveaway at Hidden Lake Park on August 10, 2019. We enjoyed a morning of giving back and meeting more community members.

Best of luck to Merrillville students during the 2019-2020 school year!

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Joliet Backpack Giveaway

Our gives back team gave away 500 FREE backpacks with school supplies on August 10, 2019 in Joliet, Illinois at the Spanish Community Center- A United Way Agency. Like the other giveaways, our community partners helped make the event something special for those who attended.

Additionally, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to help start the school year on a positive note for local students and the adults who care for them. Best of luck to a year full of learning, friendship, and goodwill!

Joliet Backpack Giveaway

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Annual Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open Sponsors

6th Annual Holmberg's Heat Stroke OpenOnce again we are giving back to support sheltered animals by sponsoring the 6th Annual Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open. Proceeds raised from this full day of sunshine, comradery, charity, and golf will benefit the Arizona Humane Society.

Holmberg’s Heat Stroke Open Details

DATE: Saturday, August 24th
TIME: check-in at 11:00 a.m | shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: McCormick Ranch Golf Course (7505 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258)

Golfer tickets start at $175 per person, or pay $700 per four-some.

For those who are not avid golfers but would still like to join us in supporting the Arizona Humane Society, the After Party is an ideal alternative. For just $50, animal lovers receive a guest pass to include a delectable dinner buffet, silent auction, and stand-up comedy performance by Gary Cannon.

Find out more online at 98kupd.com/event-details/.

Listen to Kevin Rowe’s in studio interview promoting the Heat Stroke Open


Las Vegas Backpack Giveaway

Las Vegas Backpack Giveaway - 2019Our Lerner and Rowe outreach team braved the triple digit temperature to put on a festive Back to School Fair – Backpack Giveaway in North Las Vegas. Over 2,500 people showed up to enjoy a few hours at Cheyenne Sports Complex, where 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out.

We wish to give a shout out to our compassionate community partners who made hard work fun. The youth group at Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain came out in force manning one of the two bouncy houses, carnival games, and made snow cones and popcorn for all of our guests.

We also wish to thank our friends at Metro’s Office of Community Engagement, North Las Vegas Police Department, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Pecos Baptist, and Abundant Peace UCC for helping us in serving our neighbors and their children.

“I was touched to see so many people show up to receive a free backpack and I’m grateful for the many community partners who helped us make the event an incredible success,” shared Glen Lerner.

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Albuquerque Backpack Giveaway

2019 Albuquerque Back to School – Backpack Giveaway

We held our Albuquerque Back to School – Backpack Giveaway at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico. The event was a hit! 1,000 kids walked away with a backpack stuffed with school supplies just in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

Special thank you to all who attended and helped make this back to school event happen!!



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CAPs 22nd District Back to School Health & Safety Fair

Chicago Community Sponsorship

Vanessa Soto and Harlan Schillinger from our Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Team visited today with Officer Carressa Northcross of Chicago Area Policing (CAPs) to finalize plans and sponsor CAPs 22nd District Back to School Health & Safety Fair.

“We value our long-time partnership with CAPs and the great work they are doing in keeping our neighborhoods safe. We especially appreciate their proactive engagement in the community and we are honored to support their cause,” shared Glen Lerner